Just a little creative outlet for a poor Minnesota boy who found himself with a wife, three kids, two goats, a dog, two cats, house and hobby farm in Japan. Don't really know how it happened, but I like it :)
It is so nice to be able to get something for nothing. And in this case, I mean Kogomi, or as they are sometimes known in English, fiddlehead fern buds. The species we enjoy the most are the Ostrich, or Shuttlecock fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)
We have thousands of them all over the place, and for one or two weeks every spring, we have them for every meal.
The taste is a lot like spinach. I recommend putting some ponzu and mayonnaise them. Heavenly.